The Devil’s Advocate

A multicultural healing act

Recently, I had a surgery. As I get older, those interventions have been occurring rather…

Coco and Wakanda, forever?

Two recent films have made a big impression among us “people of color” (POC) in…

Assault weapons Versus Thoughts and Prayers: a fair fight?

Frankly, I am not enthused about writing this column today. Perhaps I am invaded by…

Column: How young is too young to know?

How early should children be introduced to the big subjects? Religion? Politics? Sex? Two of…

Column: Quique Dávila has left us

As December of 2017 ended, so did the life of Manuel Enrique “Quique” Dávila, a…

From the Belly of the Beast

Note from the Author: This guest column was originally written for El Tecolote in September…

A new producer for ‘La Posarela’

For more than 10 years, the Community Music Center (CMC) has produced “La Posarela,” a…

Martha Rodríguez and the power of music

I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing my friend Martha Rodríguez-Salazar. Martha is a…

The Devil’s Advocate: Of War, heroes and heroines

A couple of weeks ago, as I was walking around the Mission, all of a…

The Devil’s Advocate: ¡Gracias por tu vida, Violeta Parra!

Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, there was a…